Treat the queen in your life to free travel

On Sunday 22 March 2020, when you travel on our trains you can bring someone special along for free. Treat your Mum, Grandma, Auntie, Sister, fairy godmother… or whichever queen you think deserves a day out. As long as you are a fare paying adult or child, she can travel with you for free. 

Simply fill out the form below and to download the voucher below, print it out, or save it on your phone, and take to the station when you travel. Don’t forget to save on your ticket too with Kids for £2, Online Advance Discount, or GroupSave

Mother’s Day ideas along the South Essex coast

Seven Hotel

Brunch at the swanky Seven Hotel, Southend

Every leading lady deserves a special treat, delight yours with a delectable four-course lunch menu running all day on the Sunday for £40 per person.

Where: The Seven Hotel, 7 Clifton Terrace, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1DT

Afternoon Tea at Roslin Beach Hotel, Thorpe Bay

These guys know how to do an Afternoon Tea. Cakes, crumbles, scones, savory snacks and sweets, expect a mountain of visual and gustatory treats. Complete with stunning views over the coast.

Where: Thorpe EsplanadeThorpe BayEssex SS1 3BG

Spring Walks and Coffee

The weather is most certainly getting better and brighter, so going for a spring stroll is a great way to spend Mother’s Day. Take in the stunning views of the natural surroundings and wildlife through the many nature trails, whilst finishing off with a well deserved cappuccino and treat.

Where: RSPB Rainham Marshes, Leigh National Nature Reserve, Southend Cliff Gardens and Wat Tyler Centre.


Sara’s Tea Garden

This homely and family run cafe is everything you’d want from a quaint and relaxing tea garden by the sea to enjoy your traditional English treats. The homemade food from local sources and welcoming staff make it a place you’ll always want to go back to. Surrounded by plants and greenery it gives a sense of a secret garden, with the picturesque backdrop of Leigh’s cobbled streets making it an idyllic spot for any special occasion. 

Where: Leigh-on-Sea, High Street

Oak Tree

The Oak Tree Restaurant

This locally revered vegetarian and vegan restaurant specialises in crafting exceptionally colourful and delicious meals, each plate put together with pure imagination. The atmosphere is extremely relaxed and friendly, with all staff members happy to talk you through their menu. It makes for that perfect ‘somewhere different’ destination where you can enjoy the loving company of dear old mum. Plus the prices are very fair so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank to treat her!

Where: Leigh Road, Southend-on-Sea

Mother’s Day ideas in London


Afternoon Tea at Palm Court

If it’s a spot of afternoon tea and exquisite cuisine your queen bee likes, then there really isn’t anywhere much better than the place famed for being the first to serve afternoon tea as we know it today over 140 years ago. The menu is definitely something unique, inspired by head chef Chris King and partners Michel Roux Jr and Albert Roux; you might not understand what’s on the menu, but you can be damn sure it’ll taste good!

Where: Langham Hotel, Marylebone

Art Exhibitions in the City

Picking the perfect filter and adjusting the contrast on your social media posts aren’t considered art, however what is considered art are some the works being showcased around the capital today. So why not bring a little culture into your Mother’s Day and experience the likes of exhibitions such as the colourful portraits by David Hockney at the National Portrait Gallery, or the exploration of trees and civilization at the Hayward Gallery. Not to mention many, many more. You’ll seriously have a lot choice.

Where: Galleries across London. Check out 2FOR1 deals on exhibitions to see if you can bag a bargain


B Bakery Bus Tour

If your leading lady is the kind of gal who likes to get out and see the sights, but wants to enjoy it with a cake in one hand and a cuppa in the other; then have we got the thing for you! The Routemaster afternoon tea experience takes you around the capital in a swanky renovated double-decker bus, which serves up an intimate ride with the other patrons whilst giving an unobtrusive commentary on London’s history. The finger sandwiches and profiteroles are something out of this world.

Where: From Victoria daily at 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm.

Price: £45 per person.

Mother’s Day Roast at Kew Gardens

Now that we’re through the worst of the winter days and spring has near enough fully sprung, why not venture out to see the first signs of colour and wildlife at its nature reserve. With the flowers blooming and all manner of animals and critters returning, it’s always worth the journey at this time of year. They’ll be serving an incredible Sunday roast in their 16th century dining room catered for this special occasion. Take a look at our 2FOR1 offers and get a voucher for Kew Gardens discounted entry.

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond.

Price: £30 for two courses, £35 for three courses (free glass of prosecco for Mum). Does not include entry to the Gardens.


Spa Experience in Kensington

With branches of the Spa Experience located in Kensington, Old Street, Swiss Cottage, Waltham Forest and Wimbledon; it’s an established place to relax and unwind. However, if it’s the full package of treatments you’re after then look no further than Bethnal Green’s East End original. Their staple ‘Head in the Clouds Massage’ is out of this world, your mum will think she’s in heaven!

Where: Cambridge Heath Road, near Bethnal Green station.

Price: Total Spa Experience package from £48.

*Travel free voucher terms and conditions

  1. Offer only valid when one other passenger (adult or child) is travelling with the person
  2. Person travelling Free must be accompanied by fare paying passenger at all times
  3. Voucher must be presented when requested by c2c staff when travelling
  4. Offer only available Sunday March 22, 2020 (UK Mother’s Day)
  5. Valid for travel on c2c services only, this offer does not permit travel on London Underground or any other operator’s services
  6. Tickets & discount levels are subject to availability
  7. All tickets and travel are subject to the National Conditions of Travel
Top London 2FOR1s with mum

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